Greenberg Traurig California Offices Name 2 New Shareholders; 3 Of Counsel

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The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated two attorneys to shareholder and three attorneys to of counsel positions in California.

This is a talented group of legal professionals who demonstrate their commitment each day to our clients, the firm and the communities in which they live and work.

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has elevated two attorneys to shareholder and three attorneys to of counsel positions in California. Reflecting the firm's diversified platform and wide-ranging legal experience, the 2012 California class represents key areas of practice, including Litigation, Tax and Corporate and Securities. Overall, the firm elevated 51 attorneys, including 29 to shareholder and 22 to of counsel positions.

“We are very proud of the California attorneys elevated in the 2012 class,” said Greenberg Traurig President Matt Gorson. “This is a talented group of legal professionals who demonstrate their commitment each day to our clients, the firm and the communities in which they live and work.”

Greenberg Traurig has 205 attorneys in five offices in California: Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Elevated in California for 2012 were:

To shareholder
Karin L. Bohmholdt, Los Angeles, Litigation
Cindy L. Hamilton, Silicon Valley, Litigation

To of counsel
Chris Y. Chen, Orange County, Corporate & Securities
Michael J. Chilleen, Orange County, Litigation
Michael V. LaBriola, Orange County, Tax

Greenberg Traurig clients have access to more than 20 major practice groups as well as a significant number of industry-specific teams working from 33 offices in an ever-increasing number of markets. In 2011, the firm opened an office in Mexico City and announced the opening of an office in Tel Aviv for early 2012. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig had a number of high-profile hires. The firm ranks fourth nationwide on The American Lawyer 2012 Lateral Report "Top Gaining Firms: Lateral Partner Hires" list, with 46 shareholders joining the firm in 2011.

The firm also achieved the most overall first-tier rankings, most first-tier metropolitan rankings and most practice areas with first-tier rankings for the United States in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, 2011-2012. In Florida, the firm was ranked in 14 top-ranked practice areas, including 13 in ‘Band 1’ by the 2011 Chambers USA Guide.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2011 NLJ 250. In Mexico, the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig, S.C., and in the U.K., as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio Santa Maria with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

Contact: Coral-Mary Southam
Telephone: 310.586.7717 / Email: southamc(at)gtlaw(dot)com

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